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[19 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Avoiding Plastics

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It is really difficult.  Some of our favorite products like the Beaba Babbycook are made with plastics.  And it seems impossible to find a glass Cuisinart fitting.   Grandparents …

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[15 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Jack-O-Lantern

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Halloween is approaching!  It is one of my favorite times of year.  Partly because I love the fall, but also because of the holidays fun and pagan roots.  It is also a holiday that is very kid friendly.  This will be the first Halloween where Theory is really engaged.
We started off with a trip to a pumpkin patch in Petaluma where we stocked up on excellent pumpkins of all sizes.

The patch was honestly a bit more ghetto than we anticipated.  We had these images of an …

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[15 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Zone 17

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One of the fantasies I had about moving back to the Bay Area was gardening. I had several raised gardens in Oakland and grew some amazing produce including tomatoes. I had these fantasies including chickens. The fantasy was not just about building a garden and growing vegetables- it was about sharing the experience with Theory and having it for teaching moments.

As soon as we moved into our new place in San Rafael I mapped out an area on the abandoned hillside, ordered a raised …

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[7 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Time Zones

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One of the great and unforeseen benefits of my new work situation revolves around time zones.

First I need to give you a little bit of background. Over the summer, Tara and I moved from New York City to the Bay Area. Originally planning to take a new job, I ended up staying with my current agency, Deutsch, and working remotely. Luckily the house we rented came equipped with a home office sequestered from the rest of the house. As my colleagues and clients …